Indoor Air Quality

The carpet industry has worked for years with governments and scientific researchers to better understand the impact of carpet on your indoor environment - especially air quality.  Because carpet is made from both natural and synthetic fibers, many homeowners worry that having carpeting in the home will trigger allergic reactions. Carpeting is often seen as a breeding ground for dust mites and other allergens. In addition, people worry that carpets emit harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are a byproduct of synthetic chemical manufacturing.  However, independent studies have proven that carpets emit very low levels of VOCs and that these emissions have no adverse effect on human health.  In addition, many researchers believe that carpet helps reduce airborne allergens in the home by "trapping" mites, dust and other allergens in the carpet between cleanings.  More importantly, the best way to minimize your concerns about carpets and air quality is through regular vacuuming and cleaning.